Dr. Klaus Wiswedel
After his specialisation he headed the infertility unit at Groote Schuur Hospital/University of Cape Town, Medical School for approximately 10 years. He was part of the team who achieved the first IVF pregnancy at Groote Schuur Hospital/ University of Cape Town in 1984. In 1993 he founded the private Cape Fertility Clinic. In 2002 he started an international egg donation program which became the most successful in the country.
He left the Cape Fertility Clinic in 2016 to join HART, Cape Town Fertility Clinic, which specialises on international egg donation treatment. Pregnancy rates of close to 80% are achieved.
1. His achievements and firsts for South Africa include:
2. first frozen embryo pregnancy
3. first to use ultrasound guided ovum pick up
4. first pregnancy from egg donation (2006)
5. first pregnancy from microinjection
6. first to use GnRH agonist in ovulation induction.
7. first pregnancy from oocyte vitrification and first pregnancy after embryo biopsy
He published approximately 30 articles in local and international peer reviewed journals mainly pertaining to his special interest of freezing of reproductive tissue. He received several rewards for his research contributions.
Dr. Wiswedel is a registered specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology as well as a registered specialist in Reproductive Medicine..
He is a committed environmentalist and lives on a smallholding in Hout Bay, Cape Town. His house is powered by solar panels and a wind turbine and he grows organic vegetable and grows and makes organic wine. His current interests include the influence of environmental pollution on male infertility and several press relases have been written on this subject. On his farm in the Klein-Karoo he raises Zebras and indigenous Damara sheep.